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Choose Wisely: Add Value and Eliminate Waste
Stephanie Todd, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine
Pediatric Hospitalist, Children's National Hospital System
This presentation will discuss the national problem of overuse, provide transparency to frontline providers regarding the rising costs associated with caring for our patients here at Children's National, and demonstrate how modifying physician testing and prescribing practices can bend the value curve in a positive direction.We will walk through bronchiolitis as a national case example, highlighting Children's National's performance in various metrics associated with overuse for this illness. We will transition to a broad discussion of how Children's National is cutting costs and adding value on an administrative level, and we will end with a discussion of how frontline providers can directly add value through modifiable testing and prescribing practices.
Attendees of this session will be able to:
- Discuss how overuse is contributing to health care waste
- Describe some of the rising costs associated with caring for children here at Children's National
- Identify alternative choices that physicians can make to cut waste here at Children's National
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